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Titano - Marvel Monsters







Who is Titano - Marvel Monster

Titano is a giant crab monster that appeared in early Marvel comics.  He is a possible monster that could appear in the 2017 Marvel event Monsters Unleashed.


Real Name: Titano

Alias:  The Monster that Time forgot,

Final Appearance: Tales to Astonish #10



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Bio:

Titano is an ancient crab monster that once terrorized the world but for unknown reasons went dormant.  When he suddenly awoke in the Pacific he immediately caused chaos and destruction.

The United States Navy began receiving bizarre reports of a giant crustacean that was terrorizing islands in the South Pacific.  The destruction of the beast forces the Navy to take the reports of the monster seriously.  The islanders began to tell the US military that they suspected the creature was a legendary beast called Titano.  The further added that "When Titano rises from the deep, let the whole world beware."  A special mission to destroy Titano is assigned to Commander Hartnell and his Submarine vessel.  He is ordered to use any means necessary to destroy Titano.

Hartnell tracks down Titano and has several battles with the massive beast.  In the early encounters Titano gets the better of the US Navy Submarine.  Hartnell hatches a plan to rid the world of Titano forever.  He gets Titano to follow his ship into the Artic ocean.  There he tricks Titano into going between two glaciers where he traps himself.



Powers:
  • Super Strong - Not sure how strong relative to other monsters or heroes but was shown to have strength far surpassing a normal human.
  • Super Durable - 
  • Can breathe underwater
  • Longevity - Titano is apparently a very old monster that is mentioned in ancient legends.
Weakness:
  •  Ice Bergs
  • Intelligence




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Zzutak - Marvel Monsters







Who is Zzutak - Marvel Monster

Zzutak is a giant monster that appeared in early Marvel comics.  He is a possible monster that could appear in the 2017 Marvel event Monsters Unleashed.


Real Name: Zzutak

Alias: The thing that shouldn't exist

Final Appearance: Strange Tales #88



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Bio:



An American artist is given magical "3d" paints and coerced into painting a monster on a giant canvas in Mexico.  The artist paints a monster that he calls Zzutak.  To his astonishment Zzutak leaps off the canvas becoming real.  An Aztek medicine man reveals himself.  He claims to be part of a lost tribe of Azteks that have been waiting to use the paints to create an army of monsters.  Monsters created with the paints seem fall under their control.  The medicine man demands that the artist create another monster for the army.  The artist complies and paints a new monster named Xxirys.   While he paints this Xxirys he continually thinks "You are Zzutak's enemy".  When this monster leaps from the canvas it immediately begins to battle Zzutak.  The pair are eventually buried in a crumbling temple.  The artist leaves thinking that he has seen the last of Zzutak.




The artist is later kidnapped along with his son by the Azteks and forced to create Zzutak again.  He does so but also brings back his enemy monster, Xxirys.  This time Xxirys is controlled by the Fantastic Four who help the artist bury Zzutak forever.

Zzutak appears as a guardian of the Mole Man on Monster Island.  He confronts Magik and Shadow Cat when the pair are searching for a girl named Bo.

Zzutak is among a group of monsters that is summoned by Kid Kaiju in Monsters Unleashed #1.  It is unclear what Kid Kaiju's plan for the monsters is.

Powers:
  • Super Strong - Not sure how strong relative to other monsters or heroes but was shown to have strength far surpassing a normal human.
  • Super Durable - 
  • Immortal/Longevity - While a real living thing, Zzutak does not age and can never really die
Weakness:
  • Free Will - Zzutak is more of a tool and is controlled by others.




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Is Agent Koenig an LMD?



Is Agent Koenig an LMD?

LMDs are androids that mimmik a person and have long been used as doubles by SHIELD, Nick Fury and Doctor Doom in the comics.  If this were any other show that would be that, but this is a Marvel show about SHIELD and SHIELD has a technology called the LMDs.  LMD stands for Life Model Decoy it is basically an android that perfectly resembles a person.  Normally, LMDs are used to hide the actual person's movements.  The biggest user of the LMD technology in the Marvel Universe is Nick Fury. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe  LMDs have already been mentioned by Tony Stark in the Avengers so it known that they exist.

Agents of SHIELD has been playing with the concept of LMDs since season 1 when they introduced Eric Koenig's seemingly identical brother Billy is introduced.  Eric dies in season 1 but yet another Koenig brother Sam is introduced in Season 2.  Theories have continued to grow whether the Koenigs are an original LMD, or clones or what.

The reveal of what the Koenigs are occurs in Season 4 when it is revealed that the Koenig brothers were Quadruplets who along with their sister all (Except for Thurston) joined SHIELD and became close confidants of Nick Fury.


  • Eric Koenig - First Koenig introduced in season 1 was killed by Ward in Season 1
  • Billy Koenig- Introduced in Season 1 after Eric had been killed
  • Sam Koenig - Introduced in Season 2
  • Thurston Koenig - Black Sheep in the family as he did not join SHIELD like the others.
  • LT Koenig - The non quadruplet sister of the Koenig brothers.  She was the first Koenig to join SHIELD

The Koenig brothers have all been played by Patton Oswalt while LT Koenig was played by actress Artemis Pebdani.


Original meeting of Eric Koenig
Hydra attacks our favorite agents are on the run and Coulson finds a coordinates to a super secret SHIELD base called Providence.  At Providence they meet quirky Agent Eric Koenig (Played by Patton Oswalt).

Hi I'm Eric Koenig

Agent Koenig is a likable but fairly distrustful fellow.   He is also a close confidant of Nick Fury.  It is Koenig who tells Coulson that Nick Fury is still alive.  It also Koenig who reveal Agent Triplett had a grandfather in the howling commandos.   Koenig then conducts a lie detector test on the agents trying to sniff out Hydra sleepers.  Unfortunately, Ward (A hydra sleeper) manages to outsmart the test and remains hidden from the group.  Later Ward kills Eric Koenig.

At one point Eric Koenig asks if Coulson would want to play video game with Koenig's brother.  Apparently, the two could play online through the base.  This is the only reference to Koenig's brother that I am aware of.

At the end of the season the team once again finds another super secret SHIELD base called the "Playground."  At the Playground the team is met by the bases caretaker who looks and acts exactly like Eric Koenig.  He says his name is Billy Koenig, Eric's twin brother.  This is where the LMD speculation effectively began.



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Art of Medusa



The special power of Queen Medusa having long and wild hair that she can control has made for some amazing covers over time.  Here are my favorites:

Phil Noto Cover Variant of Inhuman coming In Feb:
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Secret Invasion:  Inhumans
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Realm of Kings #3

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All New All Different Marvel





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Who is Rick Grimes?




Who is Rick Grimes?

Rick Grimes is the main character and protagonist in the comic and TV show of The Walking Dead.  Rick is played by the actor Andrew Lincoln.


First Appearance: The Walking Dead #1

Rick Grimes News:
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Bio:
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Rick Grimes is a Sheriff in Georgia.  He has a small family with a wife Lori, and a son Carl.  Unknown to Rick his partner on the Police force, Shane has begun his sleeping with his wife.  While on duty Rick is shot and ends up in the hospital and was placed into a medically induced coma.  Rick awakens to a bizarre scene.   He is in the hospital in a bed and no one is around.   The machine that had been feeding his body medicines and fluids had long since stopped working.   Pulling himself up and stumbling into the hall he finds even more bizarreness, the halls are empty, there are mutilated corpses on the ground.  He finds a barred door that is being rattled by what sounds like groaning people.  Words written on the door read;

"Do not open.   Dead inside"

Thus begins the journey of Rick Grimes into the world of the Walking Dead.  He meets a father, Morgan who fills him in on the outbreak.  Morgan, Rick and Morgan's son Duane break into a Sherrif's office and procure guns for protection.  Rick then leaves the two so he can find his family.

  He goes on to find his family (Lori and Carl) and a group of survivors who to look at him as a leader.

As a leader of a group facing herds of zombies and other brutal bands of survivors Rick is forced to balance his morality with the requirements of survival.   He leads the group to multiple homes, through multiple wars and through a never ending sea of zombies.   New members join the group, and often die.   Rick develop trusted warriors and advisers but in this world death is always around the next corner.

He struggles with how to raise Carl in this new brutal world.  He wants his son to be strong so he can survive in it.  However, when Carl becomes cold and callous Rick worries that he has gone too far.  He tries to bring his son back so he can enjoy some of his childhood.  While not successful at returning his son's innocence he does manage to impart his values.

Despite the challenges of his world manages to keep his group alive with their humanity intact.

Rick first leads and creates a community in a prison.  This community is forced to flee after an attack by another group lead by a man called the Governor.  He eventually find and becomes the leader of another community called the Alexandria Safe Zone.  As the leader of the Safe Zone he begins to create a network of other communities that helps battle other aggressive groups like the Saviors.

When he defeats the Saviors he makes the controversial decision of keeping the violent leader of the group Negan alive in a cell.  The act while dangerous serves to show that Rick is meaningfully different than other tyrants that have cropped up around the world and leads an aura of morality to his actions.   A fact not lost on Negan himself, who resents being held like a trophy.  The communities create a loose network that is held together primarily under the leadership of Rick even if he does not hold an official title.  The communities begin to encounter a large group of people who live amongst the walkers.  This group is large and violent and call themselves the Whispers.  The Whispers and Rick have a meeting where they agree on a rough border between themselves.  The Whispers have already killed people who had inadvertently trespassed into their territory.  The deaths already caused by the Whispers begins to lead into the event known as the Whisper War.

Walking Dead #163
"The Walking Dead #163" cover

Publisher: Image

Cost: 25 cents

Release Date: Feb 1, 2017

Image the company that produces the Walking Dead is selling #163 of the series for 25 cents.  The low price and heavy promotion of the series has made it the highest ordered comic in 20 years with pre orders from Diamond Distributors topping 730,000 preorders of the issue. The issue will begin a new arc in the series provocatively called "Conquered".  The series take up after the Whisper War is over and in the paradigm that exists between the communities and the Whispers.  There is a rumor that Rick Grimes could die in #163.



Family / Relatives:
  • Wife: Lori  - Status in comic (Deceased) Status in show (Deceased)
  • Son: Carl  - Status in comic (Alive) Status in show (Alive)
  • Daughter: Judith - Status in comic (Deceased) Status in show (Alive)
  • Girl Friend: Jessie Anderson - Status in comic (Deceased) Status in show (Deceased)
  • Girl Friend: Michonne in Show (Alive) 

Trusted Right Hands and Warriors:

Trusted Moral Guides :
  • Dale -
  • Hershell -
  • Glenn - Takes over as a source of hope after death of Hershell
  • Tyrese -
  • Michonne -


Other Leaders:

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Who is Carl Grimes? 
Who is Morgan Jones?


What is Hilltop Colony in the Walking Dead?


What is Hilltop Colony in the Walking Dead?

The Walking Dead is  one of the communities that is featured in both the Walking Dead comics and and TV.

First Mentioned:  The Walking Dead #92
First Appearance: The Walking Dead #94

The community of Hilltop is  one of the survivor communities in the Walking Dead universe.  The survivors of Alexandria first encounter Paul Monroe aka Jesus one of primary leaders of the Hill Top community.   A skirmish between the Paul and the Survivors ends with Paul being held prisoner at Alexandra.  However, Paul wins some of the survivors over and they agree to visit his community of Hilltop.

At the time Hilltop is currently being run by cowardly man named Gregory.  Gregory explains to Rick and the others that Hilltop is forced to pay tribute to another group called the Saviors.  While Rick is meeting with Gregory when Ethan another Hilltop resident  barges into the community.  Ethan says that tribute they provided the Saviors was inadequate and the Saviors responded by killing the group.  Ethan was then tasked with killing Gregory and bringing his head to the Saviors.  Ethan stabs Gregory but before he can kill finish the job he is tackled by Rick.  Rick slits his throat.  This greatly angers the Hilltop residents who yell at Rick.   Rick makes a deal with the Hilltop residents that he will take care of the Saviors if they give him some supplies.

Rick gets in over his head with the Saviors.  Negan the Savior leader executes Glenn as the rest of the group watches helplessly.  Rick is angered by feeling that Hilltop and Gregory withheld information on the strength and numbers of the Saviors.  Gregory whines that he knew almost nothing about the Saviors.



Maggie and Sophia move to Hilltop where Maggie hopes to start a new life.

Gregory is kidnapped by the Saviors and he then joins with the group.  However, as he tries to get the Hilltop to join the Saviors he is met by Maggie who punches him in his face.  When Gregory protests she punches him again.  A majority of the resident back Maggie and agree to fight against the Saviors.

Maggie becomes a new leader of the community.   Maggie is in charge of the Hilltop as the community gear up for War.  Rick creates a coalition of communities that includes Alexandria, Hilltop, and the Kingdom against the Saviors.  This begins the All Out War story line.



After the war with Saviors, Gregory attempts to retake control by poisoning Maggie.  He bungles the poisoning and the attempt is interrupted by Jesus.  Maggie then executes the Gregory in front of the community.  She promises the community that this is not the start of a reign of terror but is simply necessary punishment.


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The Avengers Project Video Game




An upcoming video game from Square Enix and Marvel is said to focus on resembling a fractured Avengers team.  Teased characters so far include the Hulk, Thor, Captain America and Iron Man.  The game is said to feature an entire original story while also including iconic moments from Avengers history.

Square Enix is a famous video game developer most known for the Final Fantasy series.

Official announcement from Marvel.com
Marvel Entertainment and Square Enix announced today a multi-year, multi-game partnership, leading with the reveal of The Avengers project. This newly established partnership pairs the creative minds at Marvel and Square Enix for one of the most powerful alliances in interactive entertainment.

The official announcement for the game partnership between the two companies was shared below:
A game based on beloved Marvel heroes, The Avengers project is being crafted by Crystal Dynamics – longtime developers of the award winning Tomb Raider series – in collaboration with lauded Deus Ex developer Eidos-MontrĂ©al.
The Avengers project is being designed for gamers worldwide and will be packed with all the characters, environments, and iconic moments that have thrilled longtime fans of the franchise. Featuring a completely original story, it will introduce a universe gamers can play in for years to come. More details on The Avengers project and other games will be announced in 2018.
The trailer for the Avengers Project has been released.  The Trailer does not reveal very much about the game but is very cool and you can check it out below.




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Poke Rock the funnyest Pokemon Go video EVER!




CAN YOU SMELL WHAT POKE ROCK IS COOKIN!?!?!?!?!?!  Apparently it is Pokemon Go trainers.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson just filmed a hilarious Pokemon Go! Spoof where Pokemon Go Trainers locate a mysterious, rare and impossible to catch Pokemon called Poke Rock.

The video appeared on Rock's Youtube channel. Youtubers Matpat and Ali-A join in on the fun on this hilarious spoof video.   The video is full of Pokemon jokes and also some jokes on the Rock himself.  It is pretty genius marketing for the Rock's Youtube channel that is already close to a million subscribers and I expect to grow with the release of videos like this.

I am really curious how this was made.
 A how the Rock found time to do this or B how he put together a talented team to do this.  The video actually has its own Pokemon spoof jingle......A FREAKING JINGLE.  The Videos are really well done to with a cartoon Pokemon rock inserted into screenshots of the game.  Obvisouily the acting and writing in the video are hilarious.  Its really well done.

Without further ado Poke Rock.





On top of the funny Pokemon Trash talking that PokeRock does there are some other funny details.
Notice his CP level (Combat Power)  it is ......Infinity.



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What is Skrullos and Tarnax IV?



Skrullos and Tarnax IV are important planets within the Skrull Empire.



Skrullos is the homeworld (Place of Origin) of the Skrull race.  Tarnax IV is the Skrull Empire's Throneworld or Capital Plane of their Empire.

Location:

Galaxy: Andromeda
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System: Drox

Supposedly the capital was moved from Skrullos to Tarnax IV 100,000 years ago due to Tarnax being more central.  (Question for educated Marvelites out there - How is Tarnax more central when both planets sit in the same star system of Drox?  This seems like an error by Marvel.)

History:
Who are the Skrulls? 
 
Skrullos is the homeworld of the Skrulls.  It was on Skrullos where the three branches of Skrulls battled in a brutal civil war.  The winner of the war the shape changing Deviant Branch went on to create a massive empire in the Andromeda galaxy.  The empire included 99 planets at its height with numerous member and partner races.

100 thousand years ago the capital of the empire was shifted from Skrullos to Tarnax IV 4.

Galactus the world eater struck Tarnax killing off the empire's leadership and breaking up the empire.  The Skrulls would try to regain their power by conquering Earth in secret invasion but this left them even weaker.

The Skrull empire is a shell of its formerself and they are attacked again by aliens called the Builders.  With the help of the Avengers, the Skrulls manage to defeat the Builders.  Leading the defense of the Skrull Empire was the Super Skrull Kl'rt due to his victory he is made Emperor of Empire.  The new capital planet of Skrull Empire is Tarnax II.  I do not know what Star System it supposedly resides in.  Hopefully, Tarnax II is not in Drox because that Star System is getting very crowded.

List of Important Skrulls Planets all in Andromeda Galaxy:

Skrullos - In Drox Star System - Home world but no longer capital

Tarnax II - Unknown Star System - Current Capital under rule of Kl'rt.  Very little else is known about Tarnax II.

Tarnax IV - In Drox Star System - Longtime Capital destroyed by Galactus

Tarnax X - Unknown Star System - Where genetic changes were made for secret invasion

Kral IV -Unknown Star System (Said to be on outskirts of Skrull Empire) - Planet of Skrulls who act like 1930s humans - Mostly Mobsters and Civil rights leaders.  Krallian Skrulls are said to not be trustworthy during Secret Invasion due to their affinity for human culture.

Zorogz'na - I have seen this planet called out in a starmap but I can find nothing on it.  Apparently at one point after the destruction of Tarnax IV this planet is considered the symbolic home of the Skrulls.  I am not sure if Zorogz'na is another name for Tarnax II which would seem to make sense.

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Who is Black Widow - Natasha Romanoff



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Who is Black Widow  - Natasha Romanoff

Black Widow is a highly trained espionage agent that works for SHIELD and the Avengers.  Initially, Natasha was part of a secret Soviet experiment and received various biological enhancements that make her stronger and faster than a peak level human athlete.  The biological enhancements also slow her aging process.

First Appearance: Tales of Suspense #52 (1964)

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Bio: (New retconned version)
At a young age Natasha Romanoff was brought in a special Soviet military project called Division X that operated in what is called the Red Room.  At the Red Room the KGB run a special project called the Black Widow program.  The Black Widow program harshly trains its young females to be cold hearted killers.  The trainees are trained in espionage, martial skills, and seduction.  One of Natasha's trainers at the institute was the Winter Soldier.  Once trained Natasha was given biological enhancements called the Kudrin treatment and false memories.  She believed that she was ballerina in the Bolshoi Theater.  It would not be for many years until Natasha uncovered the truth of the full extent of events that took place while at the Red Room.

Natasha is given a handler who oversees her actions named Ivan Petrovitch.

Clashing with Iron Man:
Natasha Romanoff and another soviet agent Boris Turgenov are sent to kill the defector scientist, Professor Anton Vanko.  At the time Vanko was working for Tony Stark.  During the mission the pair of Soviet agents infiltrate Stark Industries and steal one of Stark's Iron Man suits.  Boris uses the suit to become the Crimson Dynamo. Vanko ends up sacrificing himself by using an experimental laser to kill Boris.  Natasha manages to flee the carnage before Stark's alter ego Iron Man can go after her.

Changing Sides:

Seeking revenge and a new partner Natasha befriends the criminal archer Hawkeye.  The nearly kill Iron Man but he manages to put Natasha in harms way forcing the pair to retreat.  During this period Natasha's Sovient mind control begins to wash away and she falls in love with Hawkeye.  As the begin planning for a new life in hiding from Natasha's former employers, she is found and shot by a Soviet agent.  In hospitable she begs Hawkeye to go straight.  He goes on to join the Avengers.

Not wanting to lose their prize agent the Red Room kidnaps and brainwashes Natasha again.  This time however the brainwashing does not last long.  She quickly defects from Russia and becomes a costumed hero in America.  After time she too eventually joins the espionage group SHIELD and the super hero team the Avengers.

Yelena Belova:
Natasha has several run ins with new Black Widows, the most notable of these being Yelena Belova.  The two have numerous battles with Natasha eventually capturing and torturing Yelena attempting to get her to stop being an agent.  Natasha's harsh methods fail and Yelena ends up becoming a test subject of AIM called the Human Adaptoid.

Civil War:


Natasha serves  on the side of Pro Registration services of Tony Stark.  She at one point becomes the director of SHIELD when the higher level agents are believed dead.  She also encounters Bucky Barnes the Winter Soldier and becomes his partner for a time.

Secret Avengers:
She becomes an operative of the Secret Avengers serving Steve Rogers.

Skills - Powers:

Natasha's foremost asset is her martial and espionage training that make her a deadly spy, assassin or in conventional fighting.

True to her moniker of Black Widow, Natasha can play the part of a femme fatale and use the powers of seduction to get men in compromising situations or to otherwise lower guard.

As part of the Black Widow program Natasha received various biological enhancements that make her stronger and faster than a peak level human athlete.  The enhancements also act to slow her aging.

Heightened immunities against parasites, bacteria, viruses and poisons.

Natasha also have access to variety of specialized espionage equipment that comes from the Soviets, SHIELD or the Avengers.

Bracelets - Can block bullets and also emit the "Widows Bite" a static electrical charge that incapacitates targets.

Widow's Hook is a grappling line used for climbing.

Widow's Kiss -Aerosol knock out gas

Belt - has a variety of bomb like disks that can explode with varied effects.  They can emit gases, explosives, or electrical charges.

Suctioncups - These are sometimes on her costume allowing her to climb.
Goggles - Special goggles that enhance her vision and offer technical schematic information.

MCU:
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Natasha Romanoff has been played by Scarlet Johanson in the Marvel films: Iron Man 2, Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Interview with Entertainment weekly about Civil War with Scarlet Johanson:
Scarlet Johanson provided some interesting answers on where her character stands in Civil War and her decision making in the film. 

I think when you find her in Civil War, she’s looking to strategize her position, putting herself in a place where she is able to let the powers that be fight it out or whatever amongst themselves. She’s always a little bit on the perimeter so she can have a better perspective of what’s really going on.
It sounds like she is more in the middle in Civil War.  Maybe she is the one to sleuth manipulations of Baron Zemo?
"When we last saw her I think the stakes were astronomical. And she basically had to make this choice between [duty] and what she probably deserves. I think up until this point, she has put the hours in and is ready for..."
"You know, I don’t think she’s ever aspired to become an Avenger. That’s not really a choice that she made. It’s kind of like the events in her life led her to that point and when we see her [in Civil War], she’s finally capable of making a choice for herself. Which is kind of a milestone in someone’s life when they’ve not really participated in the decisions that were made for them. She’s finally at a place where she’s going, ‘Okay, I actually kind of know what I want. And I think I kind of deserve it..Unfortunately the events that took place … she has this kind of greater calling and this huge pull towards doing what’s right for the greater good. And she chooses that, and it’s a really heroic thing that she does, I think."

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Who is Triton?

Who is Triton?

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Triton is a member of the Inhuman Royal family.  He has the ability to survive underwater.

First Appearance:  Fantastic 4 #45


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Bio:
Triton is the brother of the Inhuman Karnak and is a cousin of Blackbolt,Maximus, and Medusa

As an infant he is exposed to Terrigen Mist and evolves.  He does not turn into an alpha primitive like many Inhumans fear, but he does become monstrous in appearance.  Further Triton is unable to survive in the open air and must live in water.  This highly isolate him from the rest of his society especially initially.  The terror of seeing their son being isolated in this way is enough for them to forego exposing their younger son, Karnac to the Mists at all.

Within Attilan there was a special section devoted to a water aquatic area where Triton lived.

Maximus creates a method / device that allows Triton to survive outside of water.  It is like a breathing mask.  This greatly enhances his life as he is able to walk about and interact with those on the ground.

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Triton takes part in the search for Medusa.  He is also there for the first encounters between the X-Men and Fantastic 4.

Triton the friendly Inhuman?
He is generally shown to be one of the more friendly Inhumans despite his appearance. This may be due to the fact he often feel isolated and estranged from his own people.  He has strong friendship with the Thing in part to both developing monstrous like appearances.

He has also been shown as being friends with the X-Men Colossus and Nightcrawler.
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He has also been shown as a friend of Namor the Sub Mariner.

Triton often acts as a scout of the Inhumans.  He also gets stir crazy in Attilan due to the limitation it presents on his ability to swim.  For this reason he is often traveling back to Earth to be in the Ocean.  For both of this reasons he has more contact with the outside world.

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During Secret Invasion the Inhumans and Kree ally themselves against the Skrulls.  Triton is given a special mission on an aquatic planet where he must through merpeople to achieve his objective. Despite vast forces against him, Triton completes his mission.

Powers:
Breath water
Can survive pressure at deep depths
Resistance to cold
Enhanced speed and strength
Scales, Fins, webbed feet allow Triton to swim and maneuver at high speeds underwater.

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Characters:
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Who is Medusa?
Who is Karnak?
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Marvel Monsters Unleashed 2017






Monsters Unleashed is a Marvel Comic event in 2017 that will focus on massive monsters battling the heroes of the Marvel Universe in one giant free for all that may leave NO ONE standing.

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Promotion:
Marvel is preparing some massive promotional items to gin up excitement of Monsters Unleashed.  The first item to hit will be on January 4th when Marvel will be giving out free copies of the  Monsters Unleashed Sampler that includes 40 pages of content including preview pages for the main Monsters Unleashed series, as well character profiles.  I will post pictures of this when it comes up.  This is a free promotion that will be at participating retailers.

Marvel has released some new information on how Monster Unleashed will be promoted.  Monsters Unleashed #1 is due out on January 18, 2017.  Marvel is offering retailers incentives to launch the series with a full on Monster Bash.  They are providing promotional post cards, a variant cover from Art Adams and a Monsters Unleashed Sketch Pad that is part coloring book and part sketch pad.  I don't think I have ever seen a release of a sketch pad with an event so that is very cool.  I have seen cool flyers and posters which I think is what the postcards will fall into.



News and Info:
Monsters Unleashed live chat with the creators of the series


Heroes:
The Series will feature almost all heroes in various ways with multiple super teams like the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy help fight the monsters.  Creator of the series Cullen Bunn has described the  Monsters Unleashed event as an all hands on deck for the heroes.  Many of the heroes will be forced to put old beefs aside and join forces with those they may not like to help defeat the massive and immediate threat of the monsters.  While almost all heroes will be featured here and there, the series will be seen through a few important POV characters.


Kid Kaiju - It is possible that the entire event relates in some way to the mysterious powers of Kid Kaiju.

Elsa Bloodstone - Monster Hunting Elsa will be on deck as a main character

Riri Williams / Iron Heart - Riri is said to be heavily featured in the series.


Lunella / Moongirl - Moongirl is now tied to the big Monster Devil Dinosaur.  Could her powers also be useful against the monsters coming in Monsters Unleashed?


Monsters:
Marvel has many monsters some with origins that go back prior to publisher having Super Hero stories.

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Monsters Unleashed art with Monsters Labeled



Marvel is also going to introduce some new giant monsters for the event.  Here are some who have been promoted by the company and the creator who designed them.  The promotional images where done in a trading card like format that highlights each monsters powers.

1. SLIZZIK by Steve McNiven
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2. SCRAAG by Greg Land

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3. MEKRA by Leinil Francis Yu

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4. AEGIS by Salvador Larroca

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5. HI-VO by Adam Kubert


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6. FIRECLAW by Art Adams
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Why Monsters Unleashed will be Awesome:

What has caught my eye is that in 2017 Marvel is going to have a massive event called MONSTERS UNLEASHED.  What is immediately cool about the name is that I have not heard it before.  It is not the 2nd, 3rd of 4th Secret Wars but something new, something HUGE!!!!!!!! 

Alright I'm excited again :) la la la la lolly pops and doves, water falls of chocolate and girls running on beaches.......etc etc Happy Days Ahead.


The Monster Unleashed team assembled by Marvel is pretty awesome.  The writing will be done by Cullen Bunn and will star artists including Adam Kubert, Greg Land, Salvador Larroca, Steve McNiven, and Leinil Yu.  I really like Cullen Bunn he is a writer you may know from Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe which was amazing.  I am excited to see what he does here and hope he can inject new life into the Marvel comic universe.

The idea of Monsters unleashed is pretty simple.  Its Marvel's version of Pacific Rim or of Godzilla.  What will make it fresh though is that Marvel has created many great Monsters over the years but most of them have sat for years in the dust bins of history.  This is a chance for many of these great monsters to get their day in the sun again.

There are also new Monsters to use and also a lot of influence from stuff like Godzilla in Japan.  One of my requests for the series is that Tokyo needs to get some action!  Come on that just seems necessary in the huge Monster Genre.





It should also be fun to see heroes take on these massive monsters.  Instead of battling super villains, evil organizations or each other we get to see our heroes test their might against an army of epic Monsters.  Artistically i see that series will open up great opportunities for huge slash pages featuring huge amounts of heroes, monsters and carnage.

Which Monsters will show up?  Well let me be clear Marvel has a TON and I do mean a TON of Monsters.  Prior to Marvel getting into the super heroes gig in the 1960s with Fantastic Four it was focus on horror books and many of those books had monsters.  Some characters like Groot debuted in this time period and were revamped.  However, many many monsters from that time have only made brief appearances.since then.  There are a ton of these guys and a lot of them are different than things we see today.


The Toylab Blogging Family is excited about this event! As preparation for the Monsters Unleashed event Toylab is going to have its own MARVEL MONSTERS week in October that will feature profiles of many of Marvel's best monsters.  I hope you continue to stop by this page as we update it with more Monsters Unleashed News and Marvel Monster Profiles.

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Fun task Monster Unleashed is going to feature huge splash pages full of heroes and monsters.  How many Monsters can you spot and name from the pictures below?








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